By Latheef Farook
Austrian Jewish journalist Theodore Herzl first mooted the idea of a separate state for Jews with his pamphlet entitled “Der Judenstaat” in 1895.Two years later in 1897 the first World Zionist Congress in Geneva decided to establish a Jewish state in Palestine.
Ten years later in 1907 Britain decided at the London Colonial Conference, to establish a hostile power to the people of the area and a friendly one to Europe and its interests.
Since then secret Jewish immigrants from Russia began to establish Jewish colonies in Palestine where 95 percent of the population were Palestinian Arabs who owned ninety percent of its land.
The Jews wanted absolutely nothing except Palestine because Palestine is at the crossroads of Europe, Asia and Africa and constitutes the veritable centre of world political power – the strategic military centre for world control”.
Palestine then was a province of Turkish Ottoman Empire. During the First World War, Britain asked the Arab states to support it against the Muslim Ottoman Turks, promising them a kingdom comprising the entire Fertile Crescent which included present Lebanon, Israel, Jordan and Syria. The Arabs trusted and supported Britain which after the war, betrayed the Arabs .
In the aftermath of World War I, under the secret Sykes-Picot Agreement signed on May 1916, Britain, France and Russia inherited the Ottoman Empire, drew the political boundaries and divided the Arab world into spheres of British and French influences and installed puppet regimes serving the West.
This disastrous legacy of puppet regimes serving US – Europe continues to date.
In 1917 Palestine was brought under British Mandatory power which helped Zionist Jews to create their state of Israel. Historic records reveal that as early as 1839, the British politicians were dwelling upon the idea of dispossessing the Palestinian Arabs of their land and donating it to their Jewish friends. In keeping with this policy the British Foreign Secretary Arthur James Balfour promised Jewish businessman Rothschild, in a letter a National Home for Jews in Palestine offering to take every possible step to achieve this objective.
From the very onset, the British government was not serious about protecting the rights of the Palestinians.
Enlightened and fair-minded Jews opposed the establishment of a Zionist Jewish state in Palestine.
On July 1, 1920, notorious British Zionist, Sir Herbert Samuel, who played a leading part in soliciting the Balfour Declaration, was appointed as British High Commissioner to Palestine to implement the Balfour Declaration.
British Mandatory Power permitted the Jewish Agency to bring in Jewish youth and train them in warfare skills often under the guidance of British officers, while Arab homes and even mosques were searched by British authorities for arms. The British also provided the Zionists with sophisticated arms including tanks , planes and adequate training needed against the native Palestinians and arrested and punished the Arabs for possessing even penknives.
Arabs who dared to show opposition to the arrival of Jewish immigrants were hung on the lamp posts of Jerusalem.Meanwhile, Zionist terror gangs began unleashing waves of killings to drive Palestinians out from their homes and grab their lands, while the well-organized international Zionist propaganda machine deceived the world, as they do now, by justifying these crimes.
British supported the establishment of Jewish terrorist brigades, such as Hagana, Stern Gang and Irgun, under the leaderships of Meacham Begin and Yitzhak Shamir who introduced terrorism to Palestine .
On July 22, 1946 Menachem Begin led the terrorists who bombed King David Hotel in Jerusalem and killed 91 – 25 Britons, 41 Arabs and 17 Jews.
Menachem Begin, went on a killing spree and within a week butchered hundreds of innocent Palestinian men, women and children – 100 in the derailment of Haifa Cairo express and 254 in Deir Yassin, a village a few miles off Jerusalem. The Deir Yassin massacre has been one of the most barbarous crimes ever committed against humanity and could be coupled with the infamous “My Lai massacre in Vietnam”.
After dropping seven bombs on the small Arab village of 775 people Menachem Begin, backed by 15 tanks and heavy mortar shelling machines, gunned or bayoneted 254 of its unarmed men, women and children of all ages including ninety-year-old Hajj Ismail Attich and the eighteen-month-old Mohammed who was butchered on the bosom of his mother.
The mutilated bodies of the victims were thrown into a well . The women, girls and the children who survived were rounded up at dawn by Menachem Begin and his gangs and loaded into Lorries to Jerusalem where they were paraded through the Jewish streets, jeered and spat upon.
Haganah was carrying out merciless attacks on other fronts. The Arabs, unarmed and unorganized, began to flee in panic shouting “Deir Yassin”.
Menachem Begin and Ben Gurion wanted to get rid of as many Arabs as possible and occupy as much of their lands as possible before 15 May, 1948 when the United Nations vote on the partition of Palestine took place to create the state of Israel in Palestine.
Commenting on this massacre, renowned historian Arnold Toynbee had this to say in his book “A Study of History”: “The evil deeds committed by the Zionist Jews against the Palestinian Arabs that were comparable to crimes committed against the Jews by the Nazis.The blood at Deir Yassin was on the head of the Irgun the expulsion of Palestinians after 15 May, 1948 was on the head of all Israelis.”
In the same cold blooded vein Irgun, Stern and Haganah regulars massacred people in a number of other villages. This included the village of Nassiruddin on April 14, 1948 where all except forty, who managed to escape, were butchered by the Irgun-Stern force. The following day, on May 5 1948, Haganah terrorists committed a wholesale massacre in the area of Mazraat El Khoury, overlooking Tiberias.
The bodies of many slain women and children were mutilated and a number of old people were beheaded and their limbs cut off. Young people were roasted alive when the Haganah locked them inside a house and set it on fire before the few surviving old people were finally set free by the Haganah and advised to tell their story to the Arab world and sarcastically asked the Arab states to come to their rescue.
A mosque was blown up on 6 May, 1948 over the heads of villagers who were locked in by the Zionists at Al Zeitoon, Safad. The entire population of Beit Drass in Gaza was wiped out on 13 May, 1948 in another savage attack by the Zionists similar to Deir Yassin. There the pregnant women were bayoneted in the womb, bodies of others atrociously mutilated and all the houses in the villages were finally dynamited.
In the midst David Ben-Gurion, the Executive Head of the World Zionist Organization and the chairman of the Jewish Agency for Palestine declared Israeli independence on 15 May 1948, the day before the British Mandate was due to expire. Within minutes came the recognition from US followed by Soviet Union.
Israeli policy of atrocities did not stop after establishing a state for Jews. According to reports so far Israel has committed more than 60 genocides of Palestinians thanks to the political, military, financial support of US and Europe.
The irony is that despite their war crimes both Yitzhak Shamir and Menachem Begin were elected as prime ministers of this pariah state of Israel and Menachem Begin was also awarded the coveted Nobel Prize in Oslo demonstrating the power the Jews wield over US and Europe.
It is this very same Zionist Jews who are slaughtering today the Palestinians in Gaza with the support of US and Europe while Arab dictators remain shameless spectators.Ends 16th October 2021